Production Practice 6

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
03 July 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA DKAS Stage and Production Management

Module description

Students will undertake at least 1 production role in selected technical areas. Roles such as Chief Electrician, Sound Designer / Co-ordinator, Deputy Master Carpenter will enable the student to progress their technical skills further, as well as continuing their managerial development whilst learning through practice on a variety of different practical productions.

Module aims

The Aims of this Module are to:

Enhance the students' skills in two further elected technical discliplines
Enhance the students' technical management skills
Provide an opportunity for students to take on production roles or project work with more responsibility

Continue to develop and enhance the students professionalism in the key skilss areas of:
Communication, reliability, time management;
team work and management of a team where appropriate;
Initiative and self-motivation;
committment and flexibility;

Enhance the students' practical skills in the key areas of:
Quality and finish of practical work
Attention to detail on practical work
Understanding different technology and material
Management and organisation of the work environment
Management and understanding of costing and budgets
Understanding of Health and Safety

Consolidate the students' understanding of the importance of reflection and critical thinking

Continue to develop the students' understanding of the importance of documentation and record keeping.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have an understanding of:
The skills application required for their elected disciplines
The importance of communication and organisation in a professional environment
Problem solving within a professional environment
The professional and transferable skills required
Research and analytical thinking
Health and Safety
The importance of team work
The importance of working autonomously
Scheduling and time management
The student further develops confidence and professionalism in their working methodology and skills application

Consolidate the students understanding of the importance of reflection and critical thinking

Continue to develop the students understanding of the importance of documentation and record keeping

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Small group practical classes, seminars, tutorials, independent work and supervised productions. Students lean through practised based teaching on this module. Small group seminars happen at the beginning of the module to help the students develop their technical skills during this module. Regular tutorials and production based meetings also support the teaching in this module


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Reflective evaluation of Production work for term     20% 
Coursework   Presentation and reflection on Show role (portfolio)    20% 
Practical   Continuous Assessment    60% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Alexander Purser, email: a.purser@essex.ac.uk.
Alex Purser and staff



External examiner

Mr Kevin Scarnell
Head of Production
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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